More and more people are choosing to cut out the middleman and sell their house privately.
Not only does it cut out hefty estate agent's fees, making properties more affordable, but it also helps to build the relationship between seller and buyer.
Selling your house or home privately has blossomed because of the internet, and sites such as buyitprivately - the UK's fastest growing private property sales directory - and houseweb can help you to do it.
Such sites feature thousands of properties for sale privately, and anyone can use the site regardless of whether they use an estate agent or not.
There are no commission fees to pay. It is huge, it is popular and it really does work.